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Containers are a cost-effective solution for building schools.

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At Big Box Containers, we convert marine-grade shipping containers into comfortable, attractive spaces that are ideal for facilitating learning.

Using converted containers makes it possible to set up safe, decent schools and crèches at a fraction of the price of brick and mortar buildings. It’s also quick and easy to expand the space available to an existing school, adding more containers as they’re required to house learners and facilities.

Our schools are already used by various organisations throughout South Africa, with excellent results.

How we customise container schools

Big Box Containers can customise containers for use as schools by:

  • adding bright, attractive paintwork
  • laying suitable flooring or carpets
  • installing bookshelves, built-in tables and other useful fixtures
  • adding electrical wiring and light fixtures
  • installing air conditioning
  • adding secure, lockable doors and windows.

To meet the needs of schools, we can also convert containers into computer centres, libraries or hygienic ablution facilities, including toilets, wash basins and showers with hot water.

Big Box Containers performs all conversion work at its own premises. This means you don’t have to deal with the noise and disruption associated with having work teams operating on school premises.


Shipping container schools have the following advantages:

  • they’re significantly cheaper and faster to set up than brick and mortar buildings
  • they can be transported for use wherever required
  • they’re weather-resistant and vandal-proof
  • they provide children with a safe, decent environment in which to learn
  • they can be fully customised, with features and layout to suit your needs.

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Should you require any more information about our products, please feel free to contact us using our toll-free number on 0861 44 7474.

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